November 21, 2008 |
Thanks to a sandpapery mug, beady-eyed stare and menacing baritone, actor Robert Davi has carved out a sturdy career in movies and television playing hard cases on one side of the law or the other. So it's pleasant to report that his directorial debut, "The Dukes," while not without problems, at least showcases a tenderness and lightness of spirit that starts with Davi's performance as Danny, a doo-wop singer struggling to make ends meet in an unforgiving world for oldies acts.
November 20, 2008 |
"I don't really like to fight," said Robert Davi, laughing. "I have this persona of a tough guy, but I didn't want to make a film that had that. I wanted to make something that had humor, heart and song." This from the man known for scores of hard-bitten cop and scary-scumbag roles in the likes of "License to Kill," "Profiler" and "Showgirls."
October 12, 2005 |
Robert Davis, a retired sixth-grade teacher at New Orleans' McDonogh Elementary School, had just finished a free meal of Salisbury steak, mixed vegetables and blueberry pie, served at the Doubletree Hotel here for people made homeless by Hurricane Katrina. It was pleasant last Saturday night, he recalled, so he decided he would take an "evening constitutional" down Bourbon Street. His plan was to pick up a pack of Kool cigarettes and head back to the home of friends he was staying with here.
March 8, 2000 |
Early returns in the San Diego mayoral race showed that among 12 candidates to succeed Mayor Susan Golding, county Supervisor Ron Roberts and banker Peter Q. Davis appeared headed for a runoff. Golding is blocked by the city charter from seeking a third term. Golding, a Republican, did not endorse any candidate, although she is expected to make an endorsement before the November general election.
May 18, 1998 |
I knew that Robert Davi loved horseback riding and motorcycling and had a passion for boxing and kicking back with a cigar. What I didn't know was that the co-star of NBC's "Profiler," an hourlong crime drama on Saturday nights, has a singing voice--opera, no less. During our phone interview, I asked Davi, who's married and has two children, about how he was "discovered." Question: Is it true that you were overheard singing when you were in the eighth grade? Answer: Oh, yeah.
March 10, 1993
The Long Beach Yacht Club's 29th Congressional Cup starting today features America's Cup veterans Eddie Warden-Owen of Wales, Chris Law of England, Bertrand Pace of France, Pedro Campos of Spain and Rod Davis of many countries. Davis, who grew up in Coronado on San Diego Bay, might be the first to sail for three nations.